† Liassothrips

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Genus information

Mesothrips Martynov, 1927: 768 (nec Mesothrips Zimmermann, 1900).

Liassothrips Priesner, 1949: 135. Type species Mesothrips crassipes Martynov.

Biology and distribution

Based on one species known from fossil specimens collected in Kazakhstan. Lectotype in Palaeontological Institute, Moscow.


Martynov AV (1927) Jurassic fossil insects from Turkestan. Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences USSR 7: 757-768.

Priesner H (1949) Genera Thysanopterorum. Keys for the identification of the genera of the order Thysanoptera. Bulletin de la Société Royal Entomologique d'Egypte 33: 31-157.

Schmakov AS (2008) The Jurassic thrips Liassothrips crassipes (Martynov, 1927) and its taxonomic position in the Order Thysanoptera (Insecta) Palaeontological Journal 42: 47-52.

Species included

Mesothrips crassipes Martynov, 1927: 768.